Samudera Shipping implements specialised cargo management platform

Samudera Shipping Line has completed the implementation of the CARA collaboration platform from Korean tech company CyberLogitec, to assist in managing document accuracy, traceability and safety of specialised or dangerous cargo.

CARA is a SaaS platform used for the exchange of information about special cargo operations. The system features an embedded database that includes the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) codebook and configurable dangerous goods (DG) restrictions and prohibitions, for online validation and compliance verification of DG bookings and shipments.

The platform went live at Samudera in February 2020, integrating the shipping company’s email processing into the CARA system to apply automated validation checks using the embedded database, enabling email responses via CARA back to carrier partners.

The companies note that this new workflow should greatly improve Samudera’s response times, workflow and the overall accuracy of the verification and approval process for special cargo applications.

“Going digital for our special cargo management is a necessary and crucial step for the business to ensure more efficient and accurate assessment and approval for such high-value cargos,” said Samudera Shipping Line’s Commercial Director, Capt Tan Meng Toon.

“This is a critical pillar of Samudera’s strategy to reinforce its position as a leader in containerised regional and feeder services.”

“Additionally, safety has always been one of our top priorities, CARA minimises risks in the special cargo application processes and overall management. It will guarantee the safety of personnel, protect the environment and meet regulatory compliance throughout the cargo handling process.”

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